Capitol Hill Updates

  • WEEK OF MARCH 2ND  MONDAY, MARCH 2ND  On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 5931 - Improving FHA Support for Small Dollar Mortgages Act of 2020, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. William Lacy Clay / Financial Services Committee) 2) H.R. 5003 - Fair Debt Collection Practices for Servicemembers Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Madeleine Dean / Financial Services Committee) 3) H.R....
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on Thursday on the Senate floor regarding the new coronavirus, COVID-19:   ‘The continued spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, has the world on notice.   ‘Here in the United States, we are fortunate not to be facing an immediate crisis. In response to early reports of the outbreak, the Administration began monitoring efforts and enacted common-sense travel restrictions to help blunt and delay the spread of the virus to the United States.   ‘But obviously, as our public...
  • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. One Minute Speeches H.R. 2339 - Protecting American Lungs and Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019 (Closed Rule, 90 Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Frank Pallone / Energy and Commerce Committee / Ways and Means Committee) Postponed Suspension Vote: 1) H.R. 2819 - Gold Star Mothers Families National Monument Extension Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Andy Kim / Natural Resources Committee)...
  • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches  H.Res. 866 - Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 2339 - Protecting American Lungs and Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Donna Shalala / Rules Committee)  Special Order Speeches
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Representative Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) released the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act from advancing in the Senate:“Senate Democrats’ opposition to the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act is wildly out of step with the views of American voters. This legislation is narrow in scope, addresses a real problem, and saves lives. Leader McConnell should be applauded for bringing the Born-Alive Act to the Senate Floor. While Speaker Pelosi continues to block...
  • ‘The Kentuckians I speak with cannot comprehend why this would be some hotly-debated proposition. It almost defies belief that an entire political party could find cause to object to this basic protection for babies.’     WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding protecting life:   ‘Today, every Senator will be able to take a clear moral stand. We’ll have the chance to proceed to commonsense legislation that would move our nation closer to the international mainstream...
  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. One Minute Speeches  Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:  1) H.R. 35 - Emmett Till Antilynching Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bobby Rush / Judiciary Committee) 2) H.R. 560 - Northern Mariana Islands Relief Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Gregorio Sablan / Natural Resources Committee) 3) H.R. 2427 - Chesapeake Bay Gateways and...
  • WEEK OF FEBRUARY 24TH  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25THOn Tuesday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. No votes are expected in the House. Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 2227 - Gold Star Spouses and Spouses of Injured Servicemembers Leasing Relief Expansion Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Cheri Bustos / Veterans' Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 4852 - GIVE Act (Sponsored by Rep. Norma Torres / Veterans' Affairs Committee) 3)...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) issued the following statement in support of Attorney General Bill Barr in light of recent attacks against him: “Attorney General William Barr is a man of the highest character and unquestionable integrity. The Senate has attested to this fact by confirming him four times to positions of the utmost public trust. In each case, his commitment to the rule of law, the Constitution, and the American people has proven...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox News Channel's The Story with Martha MacCallum to criticize Democrats for their refusal to accept the fact that President Trump has been rightfully acquitted of impeachment in the Senate. It's long overdue for Democrats to recognize their impeachment attempt failed and move on to the issues facing American families.   On Democrats’ abuse of power to carry out a political vendetta against President Trump:"[Democrats] are the party of impeachment. The Democrats have been talking about this since the day...